The Christmas recess just ended has brought sorrow to Harvard men of all classes, and in all parts of the country by the loss of two graduates who held a notable place in the esteem and affection of Harvard University.
Mr. Alward and Mr. Newell were men whose death comes as a heavy blow to the institution which they represented so often and so ably. Their personal friends and classmates who were fortunate in knowing them intimately must suffer most from the shocks of such a sudden bereavement, but a keen sense of loss extends to the many who knew of their manly qualities only by reputation.
To all who are now in college or are in close touch with college affairs, Mr. Newell's death in particular, by its very suddenness and the horror of its form, is a calamity hard to realize and accept. His unselfish service to the University, continued without interruption after his graduation, taught successive classes of undergraduates to admire and respect him as a pattern of all that is best in the athletic side of college life, while his breadth of character, and his quiet, steady success in other fields, gave great promise of a useful career in the future.